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  • Ballet Theatre of Maryland on its toes to bring patrons to their feet

    Ballet Theatre of Maryland on its toes to bring patrons to their feet
    Dianna Cuatto, artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, describes the troupe's forthcoming season as one she hopes will bring "the versatility, depth, energy and passion of over 30 professional dancers alive on stage." Under Cuatto, the...
  • $500,000 grant for Joffrey Ballet

    $500,000 grant for Joffrey Ballet
    The Joffrey Ballet announced on Monday that the company has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation. The grant, large by the foundation’s standards, is meant to launch an endowment for the creation,...
  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season

    HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season
    Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
  • Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'

    Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'
    Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky...
  • April Daly, Sugar Plum Fairy

    April Daly, Sugar Plum Fairy
    Growing up, April Daly said she knew no one in her native Rockford who had made it as a professional ballet dancer. Yet she never questioned her decision to pursue a ballet career. "I always tell my parents (that) I think they're incredible that they...
  • Desserts, a sweet time at Joffrey family dinner

    Desserts, a sweet time at Joffrey family dinner
    The Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet presented its 16th annual Nutcracker Family Dinner on Dec.8 at the Standard Club. Five hundred and seventy-five guests enjoyed a matinee of Robert Joffrey's take on Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium...
  • Joffrey aces a century of progress in 'Russian Masters'

     Joffrey aces a century of progress in 'Russian Masters'
    These days, perhaps more than ever, ballet companies are like sharks: they must keep moving or die. But even as they look toward the future, they ignore or forget ballet's long history at their peril. The Joffrey Ballet's "Russian Masters" program has...
  • Catapult, featuring Easton sisters, advances in "America's Got Talent"

     
    Catapult, the creative shadow-story-telling dance group that includes two Easton sisters among its nine members, has made it through to the next round on "America's Got Talent." Catapult which did a shadow number about a a couple reuniting under the......
  • Greg Schwem: My (hopefully) viral moment with Tiger Woods

    My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning when I open my various inboxes and social media accounts to see what landed there during the night. Typically the contents determine how I will approach the days and weeks ahead. Which is why...
  • Seniors on the Go: 'Head for where they ain't'

    Seniors on the Go: 'Head for where they ain't'
    With a nod to Wee Willie Keeler ("hit 'em where they ain't"), if you're looking for a quick year-end vacation, your best bets are places where business is seasonally soft. And that gives you some important options: BEACH DESTINATIONS. Typically, the...
  • 'Time' is the essence

    'Time' is the essence
    Josie Walsh was walking through Temescal Canyon early this year when her sight was arrested by a mélange of rocks. Jagged stones bulged out on the trail's edge, while others, textured and worn smooth by water, lay nearby. The passage — and...